24 Sights in Lima, Peru (with Map and Images)
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1. Cathedral of LimaBook Free Tour*
The Basilica Metropolitan Cathedral of Lima and Primate of Peru, otherwise Lima Metropolitan Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Plaza Mayor of downtown Lima, Peru. This third and current Cathedral of Lima was built between 1602 and 1797. It is dedicated to St John, Apostle and Evangelist.
2. Casa AliagaBook Free Tour*
The Casa de Aliaga is a colonial-style building located in the historic center of Lima. The building would have been built on a huaca. The building dates from May 1536 at the beginning of the founding of the city. It belonged to Don Jerónimo de Aliaga y Ramírez. It was destroyed by the Lima earthquake of 1746 and rebuilt by Juan José Aliaga y Sotomayor. In the nineteenth century a series of works are made.
3. La Casona de San Marcos
The Casona de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, also known as Cultural Center of the National University of San Marcos, is a large Colonial building in the city of Lima, Lima Region, Peru, where the main cultural center of the University of San Marcos operates. It currently houses various entities of importance to the university institution as a whole, such as: the Museum of Art, the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the University Theater of San Marcos (TUSM), the España de las Artes Library and the directions of Ballet, Folklore, Music, Film and Television, Band and Orchestra, and Tourism. The set of the "Casona de la Universidad de San Marcos" -which includes the famous "University Park" on its outside-, of undeniable historical and cultural importance for the city, it is part of the area and of the list of buildings of the historic center of Lima that were recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1988.
Wikipedia: Casona of the National University of San Marcos (EN), Inscription
4. Casa O'Higgins
Casa O'Higgins is a colonial-style building located in the historic center of Lima, specifically located in the Jirón de la Unión, meters from the Plaza de Armas of the Peruvian capital. It bears that name because it was the house where the Chilean soldier and politician, Bernardo O'Higgins, who is considered a Father of the Nation of Chile and one of the Liberators of Latin America, as well as after his abdication as Supreme Director of Chile in 1823, it was his house of exile in the recently independent Republic of Peru until his death in 1842. Bernardo was the son of Ambrosio O'Higgins, viceroy of Peru between 1796 and 1801.
5. Goddess Feme
In Greek mythology, Pheme, also known as Ossa in Homeric sources, was the personification of fame and renown, her favour being notability, her wrath being scandalous rumours. She was a daughter either of Gaia or of Elpis (Hope), was described as "she who initiates and furthers communication" and had an altar at Athens. A tremendous gossip, Pheme was said to have pried into the affairs of mortals and gods, then repeated what she learned, starting off at first with just a dull whisper, but repeating it louder each time, until everyone knew. In art, she was usually depicted with wings and a trumpet.
6. Sūkyō Mahikari
Sukyo Mahikari is an organization with centers in more than 100 countries. The stated aim of the organization is to help people improve the quality of their lives and attain happiness by practicing universal principles and a method of spiritual purification called the art of True Light. It was founded by Kōtama Okada in 1959 under the name L. H. Yokoshi no Tomo. Sukyo Mahikari was registered on June 23, 1978 by Keishu Okada as part of an amicable settlement following the passing of Kōtama Okada. In 2013, Sukyo Mahikari announced it had a membership of approximately one million practitioners.
The Statue of Liberty is a bronze sculpture located in the Plaza Francia in the historic centre of Lima, Peru. It was made in 1926 according to the design of the French sculptor René Bertrand-Boutée and cast by Eugène Soleau. It is a one-piece bronze sculpture about 2 metres high and represents a standing female figure, dressed in a light tunic and with a laurel wreath on her head. This is installed on a 4.30 m high pedestal. The sculpture and the Plaza Francia were declared a monumental urban environment in 1972. In 2018, La Libertad was declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation in 2018.
8. Huaca San Marcos
The huaca of the National University of San Marco is an archaeological monument located on the main university campus of the University of San Marco-at one of the extremes-hence commonly known as "huaca de san marcos" or "huaca de san marcos". It is a representative example of maranga's huge architectural complex. The old name of "huacaarambur ú" is due to its location on the land of the estate of the same name before the construction of the university town. Today, the so-called Mound 22, a smaller huaca in the south, retains the old name "aramburu".
Wikipedia: Huaca de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (ES)
9. Casa-Museo Raul Porras Berrenechea
The Raúl Porras Barrenechea Institute of the National University of San Marcos (IRPB-UNMSM) was founded in 1964 by the University of San Marcos in honor of the distinguished alum, Peruvian historian and diplomat Raúl Porras Barrenechea. The institute acts as a Center for Higher Studies and Peruvian Research, developing and promoting research mainly related to the areas of humanities, arts and social sciences. To this end, the institute offers researchers and the general public a library specialized in the mentioned fields.
10. José Faustino Sánchez Carrión
José Faustino Sánchez Carrión, was a pro-independence politician from Peru. Also known as the "Solitario de Sayán", he had a decisive role in the establishment of the republican system of government in post-independence Peru. He was one of the writers of the first political constitution of Peru, of liberal tendencies. He later participated in the diplomatic mission which traveled to Guayaquil to invite Simon Bolivar to Peru. He died prematurely, victim of an unknown sickness.
11. Alameda de los Descalzos
The Alameda de los Descalzos is an important mall, public garden or promenade located in the Rimac district in the city of Lima, capital of Peru. One of the best known places in the district, around it rise, among other constructions, the churches of Santa Liberata, El Patrocinio, and Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles. In its vicinity is also the place where the Casa del Molino de Micaela Villegas was located. It measures about 450 m.
12. Pinacoteca Pancho Fierro
The Pinacoteca Municipal Ignacio Merino, colloquially referred to as Pinacoteca de Lima, is the main cultural institution —administered by the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima— in charge of promoting from its artistic funds and technical resources spaces for training, experimentation and research, generation of knowledge, artistic creation and cultural exchange in an inclusive way in the population of the city of Lima, Peru.
13. San Martin Park
The Plaza San Martín is one of the most representative public spaces of the city of Lima, Peru. It is located at the ninth block of Colmena avenue, within the Historic Centre of Lima which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO. It is located near the Plaza Mayor of Lima and is connected to it by the Jiron de la Union. Its central monument gives homage to Peru's liberator, José de San Martín.
14. Museo del Palacio Arzobispal de Lima
The Archbishop's Palace of Lima was the residence of the Archbishop of Lima and the administrative seat of the Archdiocese of Lima, in it were the administrative offices of the Archbishopric of Lima. Today it opens its doors as a Museum and is part of the Archbishop's Museums of Lima. It is located in the Plaza Mayor of the historic center of Lima, on the corner formed by the jirones Junín and Carabaya.
15. Casa de Osambela
The Casa de Osambela is a building built during the colonial era of Peru. It stands on the old Novitiate of the Dominican fathers, destroyed by the earthquake of 1746, and part of the garden, facing the Calle de la Veracruz in the historic center of the city of Lima. It is one of the largest mansions in the center of Lima and is notable for its wide façade and excellent quality balconies.
16. Combate del Dos de Mayo
The Memorial to the Combat of Dos de Mayo is located in the oval of the square of the same name, in the city of Lima, Peru. It was prepared to pay tribute to José Gálvez Egúsquiza and was declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation by the Ministry of Culture in 2018. It represents the brotherhood of the countries of Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Wikipedia: Monumento conmemorativo del combate del Dos de Mayo (ES)
17. Museo Electoral y de la Democracia
The Electoral and Democracy Museum is a public museum created in 2005 and located at the headquarters of the National Jury of Elections (JNE) in the historic center of Lima. Its mission is to preserve, investigate, exhibit and disseminate part of the heritage related to the electoral history of Peru in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
18. Hipólito Unanue
The monument to Hipólito Unanue is a sculptural ensemble located in the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. It is dedicated to Hipólito Unanue and was made by the sculptor Manuel Piqueras Cotolí. It was inaugurated on July 29, 1931 in the University Park and was declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation in 2018.
19. Palacio Torre Tagle
The Palacio de Torre Tagle is a building built during the colonial era of Peru that currently serves as the main headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru. It is located in the Jirón Ucayali in the historic center of Lima, two blocks southeast of the Plaza Mayor de Lima.
20. Museo Señor de los Milagros
The Museum of the King of Miracles is a museum dedicated to the dedication of the King of Miracles, painted by Angolan slaves in 1651. It is headquartered within the Nazarenas Abbey complex, at the huancavelica fulcrum in the historic center of Lima. It opened on October 17, 2014.
Wikipedia: Museo Señor de los Milagros (ES), Description, Facebook
21. Quinta de Presa
The Quinta de Presa is a French-style country style mansion built in the eighteenth century during the government of the then viceroy of Peru, Manuel de Amat y Junyet. It comprises a constructed area of 15 159 m². It is located in the Jirón Chira of the Rimac district.
22. Museo de Arte de San Marcos (UNMSM)
The National University of San Marco Museum of Art is an academic institution located within the Lima Fence in Lima, Peru. The museum collects, preserves, displays and studies the historical and artistic heritage of the University, Peru and humankind.
Wikipedia: Museo de Arte (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos) (ES)
23. Museo de Sitio Parque de La Muralla
La Muralla Park is a public park located in the district of Cercado in the city of Lima capital of Peru. Within its extension is part of the wall of Lima. The park is located between the Rimac River and the historic center of Lima.
24. Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima
The Lime Rose Sanctuary is a religious temple dedicated to Catholic worship of the Lime Rose. Located in Lima, Peru. The temple is part of the Lime Historic Center and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.
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